September activities in Adeje

The Adeje School of ‘Seguridad y Convivencia’ (security and social harmony) has already begun planning the September schedule, when they will be organising a series of walks among other things. Interested parties can find more and sign up online (www.adeje.es) or call 922 775109, or call into the school (in Las Nieves) in person.

The walks organised so far will be taking place on September 15th (includes kayaking), September 22nd and 23rd (to Teno with an overnight stay in a hostel), October 20th, November 10th (La Gomera) and December 8th.

Also in the planning are workshops on first aid in different setting – the elderly, the workplace, maritime assistance, etc.

The school is currently (during July) open from 9am to 3pm, but will be closed during August, reopening to the public on September 3rd.

 

 

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Walk, learn, enjoy…

 

 

Registration for a series of walk, organised by the Adeje council department of citizen participation, under councillor Zebenzui Chinea Linares, is now open to the public. The walks, under a social harmony umbrella, work to help participants get to know the worth of our local mountains and forests, the need to care for them, and the enjoyment gained for walking in groups and getting to know new people.

“We are working to create a fun leisure activity, and the routes we have chosen have some importance from an environmental point of view as well as encouraging social harmony between individuals and different groups” said the councillor.

The first walk, on March 3rd, which will take people into the Agua García wood, is now fully subscribed, but there are still places on the walk to Ifonche-Taucho on March 24th. Future walks will take you to different corners of Tenerife, La Gomera and possibly the Spanish peninsula. They will include trips to: Los Órganos de La Orotava, Costa del Sol – Caminito del Rey, Rambleta-Pico Viejo- Roques de García, Forestal Park, Kayak and walk, Teno, Chamorga-Roque Bermejo, and Los Silos.

The scheduled walks will be subject to cancellation if weather conditions are particularly bad, but alternative routes or days will be found. All the walks will have a cover charge to pay for group security and medical attention if required.

If you are interested in taking part you should fill in a registration form, available from the Escuela de Seguridad y Convivencia (the school of safety and social harmony), in Las Nieves, by email escuela@adeje.es, or by phone, 922 775109, from 1pm – 7pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rambling through Ifonche and La Quinta

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This event is taking place as part of the ongoing Adeje Together 10/10 campaign

Under the Adele Together 10/10 campaign the department of the environment and sustainable development under councillor Esther Rivero Vargas, is organising a walk this Saturday, October 25th, called (translated) “Making the most of the forest”, which will take walkers from Ifonche, to el Aserradero and finally La Quinta.

The councillor remarked, “this initiative from the council was such that once the mountain walks in the borough had been regulated and signposted we would propose a series of alternative routes inviting people to get to know our natural zones and the mountain characteristics.” She said that “we wanted to develop more than just another rural walk, what we are doing here is showing off the indigenous elements of the area and the richness of our natural heritage; we hope that once people get to know the different protected zones of Adeje they will learn to enjoy and care for them”.

During the walk there will be two guides, Rafael Morales Siverio and Sebastián López Ramírez, who, says Rivero Vargas, will explain, “through their living testimonies and experiences, how and why these paths were used in the past”. (The guides will speak in Spanish). As well as getting to know the countryside, those participating will also experience the hospitality of residents of La Quinta and will be invited to take part in a tasting event in the patio of one of the homes of the neighbourhood. “The best way to learn the stories of pathways and their use in the past is from the people of the region”, the councillor added.
Ifonche – Aserradero – La Quinta
The walk should last about 6 hours and is listed as one of medium difficulty. Wear appropriate shoes or waterproof hiking boots, if possible high enough to protect ankles. You should also use sun protection and wear sun glasses and a hat. If you have a hiking stick, a waterproof jacket and energy foods (dry fruits, biscuits, etc) you should also bring them as well as water – 11/2 litres would be adequate.

If you would like to take part sign up at the Citizens Office – the SAC, in the main council building, and places are limited to 25.

Barranco del Infierno to Re-open

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Last week the Adeje council confirmed that, once negotiations with the Cabildo have been completed, the Barranco del Infierno, the fantastic walk in the borough, will reopen, hopefully before the end of 2013.
The Barranco was the second most visited natural attraction in Tenerife after Mount Teide, but was closed a number of years ago after a walker died following a rock fall. Since then the council have been working hard, in conjunction with the Cabildo and experts to, according to the mayor, “minimise the risks and make sure that any future visitors are informed as those risks”. According to councillor Gonzalo Delgado when the walk reopens anyone wishing to embark on the hike will be informed as to the new set of regulations regarding the walk, there will be a limit of 200 walkers a day, a new control point, guided routes which will reduce the numbers of individual walkers placing themselves in danger, among other new operational norms.
The issue of a fee to do the walk has still to be confirmed, as well as the final decision regarding the management of the walk and the Barranco, which will either be assumed by the council or a private company.